The Clifton PBA and the City of Clifton is offering a $2,000 reward for the identity of the individual who threw a rock at a city police officer last month.
According to police, on June 25th, Clifton officers responded to the 100 block of Highland Avenue for a report of a dispute.
Upon arrival, the officers met with one of the individuals involved in the dispute. The individual in question, a 19-year-old male resident of Clifton, was uncooperative with responding officers from the onset. As the individual stood on the door frame of a vehicle that was parked on the street, he refused to cooperate with officers; instead, opting to aggravate the situation by inciting a group of people that were present in the area.
After attempting to diffuse the situation for quite some time with negative results, officers attempted to place the individual into custody.
However, the subject resisted arrest. As the officers were involved in a physical altercation with the subject on the ground, someone within the crowd threw a rock at one of the officers, which struck the officer in the side of the head, injuring the officer.
As of this date, the identity of the individual that threw the rock is unknown.
Therefore, the City of Clifton, along with the Clifton PBA is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the individual responsible for the assault on the officer.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Clifton Police Communications Center at 973-470-5911 or the Clifton Police Juvenile Division at 973-470-5882.